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   Aggressive / Fast Cutting       Fast cutting abrasives are coarse grit products typically designed for heavy cutting or material removal applications. 
   Blending & Intermediate Cutting       Abrasive products are designed for blending or removing parting lines, seams, or other significant surface imperfections. Medium or medium fine grit products are typically used for light cutting or intermediate material removal applications. 
   Burnishing       Burnishing polishes and cleans parts without the use of abrasive compounds. 
   Cleaning / Surface Prep       Cleaning and surface preparation products are finishing media that are formulated for cleaning, degreasing, de-oiling, descaling, texturing, roughening, discoloration removal, and other surface preparation applications. 
   Deburring / Deflashing       Abrasive products designed or suitable for removing burrs, sharp corners, part lines, and flash (deflashing). 
   Descaling / Stripping       Abrasive grit or media is designed or suitable for decsaling or coating stripping applications.  http://205.153.241.230/P2_Opportunity_Handbook/section5.html 
   Peening       Peening shot and beads consists of small metal balls or glass beads. Peening shot is used impart compressive stresses into the surface of part as well as deburr sharp edges without removing material. Induced compressive stress improves fatigue strength. 
   Polishing       Finer abrasive grains are designed or suitable for precision surfacing applications such as polishing, honing, lapping, color buffing, brightening, or other high surface smoothness finishing applications. The fine abrasive grit is incorporated in finishing compounds, coated abrasive lapping films, superfinishing bonded abrasive products, and/or polishing compounds. Polishing compounds, pastes, or creams contain very fine abrasives as well as waxes or oils. Polishing compounds produce highly lustrous, bright and buffed surfaces. Specialized non-abrasive chemical agents are also available for electropolishing or chemical polishing processes. Color buffing produces a bright lustrous or polished surface. 
   Specialty / Other       Specialty, proprietary, patented or other unlisted blasting, finishing, grinding and abrasive application 
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   Waterproof / Wet?       Waterproof abrasive products designed or suitable for wet finishing using a water or water-oil coolant mixture. 
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Type / Shape
           
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   Abrasive Grain / Grit       Abrasive grain or grit consists of smaller, sharp particles of hard materials, minerals, ceramics, carbides, or fused oxides. Most abrasive grains or grits have crushed irregular shapes, but a few abrasive grains are available with regular rod or platelet shapes such as precipitated alumina or extruded sol-gel abrasives.  Abrasive grains are typically sized or graded using a series of mesh sieves with specific percentage ranges for each screen depending on grit size. 
   Shaped Media       Shaped media includes coarse regular shapes for mass finishing, tumbling, blasting, and ball grinding applications. Finishing media types or shapes include steel shot, cut wire, triangles, pyramids, cones 
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   Balls / Beads (Spherical)       Media is a bead, ball, or spherical shape.  
   Ballcones / Satellites       Ballcone or satellite media has a shape that is a combination of a ball and cone, or a ball combined donut or toroid. The term "satellite" is used because the media looks like a flying saucer, satellite, or top. Ceramic or carbide satellites have the appearance of a very short, stubby cylinder with two hemispheres on each end. 
   Cones       Media has a cone shape.  
   Crushed / Irregular       Abrasive grit, nugget, or media has a crushed or irregular shape.  Typically, the irregular or crushed shapes are very angular with sharp edges for abrading, cutting, or grinding. Aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, nutshell, glass, and mineral abrasives or grit typically have a crushed shape. 
   Cubes / Rectangular       Media has a peg, cube, or rectangular shape.  
   Cylinders / Cylindrical       Media has a cylinder, flat-ended pin or other cylindrical shape.  
   Diamonds       Media has a diamond or diagonal shape.  
   Ovals / Ellipses       Media has an oval or ellipse shape.  
   Pins (Tapers / Slims)       Media in the form of a taper, slim, pin, or other pointed media shape. 
   Pyramids / Tetrahedrons       Media has a pyramid or tetrahedron shape.  
   Shot - Cut Wire       Shot can consist of round, cut wire or irregular shapes. Shot usually consists of steel, stainless steel, or other metals. 
   Shot - Cast       Shot can consist of cast round shapes. Cast shot usually consists of steel, stainless steel, cast iron, or other metals. A range of sizes or diameters may occur during the atomization or droplet formation process. Cast shot may not be perfectly round unless conditioned - SAE specification allow up to 5% of the shot to be elongated, 10% with voids, 10% with shrinkage, and 5% with cracks. 
   Stars / Tristars       Media has a star or tristar shape.  
   Triangles       Media has a triangular shape.  
   TriCyl (Cylindrical Wedge)       Tri-cyls, tricyls, or cylindrical wedges are cylinders with opposing angle cuts or cuts. The resulting tricyl media shape has two smaller edges to finish smaller recesses and a larger edge for larger recesses. 
   Wedges       Media in the form of wedges or a wedge-shape where one end tapers to a sharp axe-like edge. Typically wedges have a triangular or axe-head shape. 
   Specialty / Other       Specialty, proprietary, patented or unlisted media shape. 
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   Angle Cut / Diagonal?       Cylinder or shaped media is cut at an angle such as 45º angle cut cylinders or 22º angle cut triangles. The "angle cut" shape provides a sharper or narrower edge that can finish an inside corner or recess. The ceramic media made be formed or molded into the shape, not physically "cut". Metal diagonals are angle cut metal pins or cylinders, which are usually have their edges rounded or conditioned. 
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   Bulk Density:       Bulk density is the mass per unit area for a material taking into account internal porosity.  The bulk density is dependent on the theoretical density of 100% dense body and the actual level of porosity between abrasive or media particles.  Tap density and loose pack density are two types of bulk density used to understand particle shape, interparticle friction and flowability.  Loose packed density (LPD) or aerated density is the density of the powder or particulate body without any settlement, mechanical agitation, vibration, or tapping. Usually, loose packed density measurements are made by determining the mass of powder in a sample container of known volume. Tap or packed density is the density of the powder or particulate body after settlement from tapping, mechanical agitation, vibration, or light packing (not compaction or consolidation). Often, both loose packed and tap density measurements are made to determine the Hausner ratio, which is calculated by dividing the loose-packed density by the tap density. Carr index is also related to loose packed and tap densities. The Carr index and Hausner ratio provide an indication of flowability. 
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Media Size
   Media Dimension A / Diameter:       Media size specified by dimension A or diameter. 
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   Media Dimension B:       Media size specified by dimension B. 
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Material / Composition
           
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   Aluminum Oxide       Aluminum oxide is the most common industrial mineral in use today. Fused aluminum oxide is produced synthetically by melting bauxite and an additive in an arc furnace to form a fused aluminum oxide ingots, which are later crushed and sized. Fused aluminum oxide is also produced synthetically by chemically purifying. The various types of fused aluminum oxides are distinguished by the levels of chemical impurities remaining in the fused mineral. Titanium and chromium oxides are typical additives. Other techniques to make an industrial abrasive start with treating bauxite ore with a sol gel process to create alumina that is sintered to produce with an extremely fine crystalline structure typical of the sol gel or Seeded Gel products available by Saint Gobain Abrasives. Fused aluminum oxide is available in several variations depending on composition and processing such as white (high purity), brown or regular (titanium oxide modified), and pink (chromium oxide additions). Titanium oxide additions can toughen the abrasive and enable heat-treating process, which changes brown aluminum oxide to a blue-colored grain as titania precipitates form. Aluminum oxide abrasives are also produced with chemical precursors and precipitation, calcination and/or sintering processes. Calcined or platelet alumina as used in fine grit or polishing applications. Sol-gel aluminum oxide is produced in using chemical ceramic technology, but this abrasive has very high performance and is usually referred to as Ceramic abrasive grain to distinguish the grain from lower-performing fused aluminum oxide. Aluminum oxide occurs naturally in the form of the mineral corundum, but the mineral is not used as a commercial abrasive except as a component of emery. 
   Ceramic       Ceramic and inorganic abrasives and media include aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, zirconia, silicate, fused silica, boron carbide, synthetic diamond, CBN, tin oxide, tungsten carbide, and cerium oxide.  The ceramic abrasives are dense abrasives with outstanding grinding and finishing performance on a variety of workpiece materials. Hardness of ceramic and inorganic abrasives and media varies with specific composition. Diamond, boron carbide, and CBN are among the hardest materials and are used to grind and finish very hard ceramic and alloys.  
   Corn Cob       Abrasive grain or finishing media consisting of the soft woody ring of a corncob. Corncob is a very soft and low aggressive media for blasting or coating removal. Soft metal, wooden, plastic, or composite parts can be cleaned of have coatings stripped off without damage to the underlying substrate. 
   Hardwood       Abrasive grain or finishing media consisting of hardwood material. 
   Metal       Metal abrasives and media includes metal shots or balls, cut wire, crushed metal grit, or shaped media for blasting, ball burnishing, peening, mass finishing (vibratory or tumbling), deburring, bonded wheels, coated abrasives, or other applications. Steel, stainless steel, cast iron, aluminum and zinc are commonly used alloys. 
   Mineral       Abrasive grain or finishing media consists of mineral-based material. Garnet, pumice, emery, croups, rouge, as pumice, carborundum, natural diamond, staurolite, novaculite, and some forms of silica or silicate minerals are examples of mineral abrasives and media. 
   Organic Material       Organic media and abrasives include corn cob, wheat starch, hardwood, peach pit, fruit pit, walnut shell, coconut shell, and other nut shells. 
   Plastic       Abrasive grain or finishing media consists of plastic material. Both thermoplastic and thermoset resins are used to produce plastic media and plastic grit.  Thermoset resins are more resistant to softener or heat damage.  
   Porcelain       Porcelain materials are used for both useful industrial and ornamental applications. Traditional porcelain is made from a mixture of feldspar, clay (koalin), and flint. Porcelains can be aluminum silicate, magnesium silicate, or aluminum magnesium silicate-based - depending on the raw materials or minerals selected. 
   Silicon Carbide       Silicon carbide (SiC) is a synthetic abrasive first developed in the late 1800s. SiC is harder than aluminum oxide, but more friable than fused aluminum oxide grains. Silicon carbide is typically applied to nonferrous applications (brass, aluminum, titanium).  The high solubility of carbon and silicon in iron would result in a reaction of silicon carbide with the iron base alloy and poor grinding performance.  Levels and types of impurities distinguish the green and black forms of silicon carbide. The sharp and easily fractured abrasive grain is used for abrading other non-metals such as the stone, glass, wood, and leather. SiC, like diamond, is susceptible to oxidation at higher temperatures. 
   Stainless Steel       Stainless steel media is often in the form of stainless steel shot, stainless steel peening balls, or cut stainless steel wire. Crush stainless steel alloy grit is a less common form. 
   Steel       Steel media is often in the form of steel shot, steel peening balls, or cut steel wire. Crush steel alloy grit is a less common form. 
   Synthetic       Abrasive grain or finishing media made of a synthetic or fabricated material consisting of a polymer matrix highly filled with silica or alumina. Filler synthetic media has a lower weight compared to ceramic media with lower hardness. Synthetic media has higher hardness and aggressiveness compared to plastic media. 
   Tungsten Carbide / Hard Metal       Crushed tungsten carbide grit is utilized in metal bonded products for abrasion of tough materials such as composites, fiberglass, reinforced plastics, rubber, and other specialized materials. 
   Walnut / Nut Shell       Abrasive grain or finishing media consisting of walnut, pecan, coconut, or other nut shell materials. 
   Zirconia       Abrasive grain or finishing media consisting of zirconium oxide material. Zirconia is a very tough and wear resistant ceramic. 
   Specialty / Other       Other specialty, proprietary or patented abrasive grain, grit or abrasive material. 
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